March 31, 2012
Freshman LF Will Drake, who is hitting .330 (35-for-106), was 3-for-5 for his third three-hit game of the season and his 10th multi-hit game. He has hits in six of his seven games.
Junior co-captain CF/2B Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .327 (33-for-101), was 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored as his hitting streak was snapped at nine games.
Biondi led off the U-M first inning with a walk and he scored on a John Lorenz ground out. Biondi has scored in the first inning as Michigan's leadoff batter 40 times in his Wolverine career (21 times in 2010, 12 times in 2011 and seven times so far in 2012).
Senior co-captain 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .255 (26-for-102), was 2-for-4 with a run batted in. He has seven multi-hit games this season and 44 in his career.
Sophomore catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .264 (14-for-53), was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Martin has hits in eight of his last nine games. He has two multi-hit games this season and five for his career.
Senior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .195 (17-for-87), was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Crank has 21 RBI this season and 129 in his U-M career. Crank has four doubles this season and 40 in his U-M career.
Sophomore RHP Alex Lakatos (0-2, 3.32 ERA, one save) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing two hits and recording three strikeouts. Lakatos has 14 strikeouts in 19 innings this season.